When considering the decision to build a new pool, there are a ton of questions that we immediately ask ourselves. What kind of pool do we want? How big is too big? Should we go all out and include the seating area with the BBQ pit and all of the water features? And then there is the one question that is inevitably asked, “Will this pool add value to my property?” Unfortunately, that last one is the only question that misses the mark. While building a new pool is absolutely a significant financial decision, the potential monetary value that it brings to your home is the least of your considerations because it is first and foremost an investment FOR you and your family.

Beyond value, a new pool brings an end to those endless summers with the kids cooped up in the air conditioning driving you and your spouse crazy. It instead creates beautiful summer days spent swimming and having fun with friends and family and on a more personal note, it provides an oasis to relax and float in after a long hard day at work. With a new pool, you can transform your back yard into the tranquil custom resort you always dreamed of visiting.

That is because a new pool is so much more than just the water. One of the best parts about owning a pool is the opportunity to accessorize the entire poolscape with your lawn and landscaping. Properly chosen plants and trees can provide shade and natural appeal that tie an entire backyard together. Waterfalls or water scuppers pouring into the pool are a fantastic way to incorporate the tranquil sounds of nature for even more relaxation and the choices of water features available these days is nearly endless. Bobe offers some of the finest in copper and stainless steel sheer and scupper features on the market today. Or consider installing a seating area with a fire pit, a very popular and creative accessory to add to your custom backyard to make it even more inviting and cozy.

With all of these exciting choices and design possibilities, it is important to remember that a pool is also a great tool to help you achieve general health and wellness. That backyard oasis escape does not only relieve stress, but swimming has been proven to be one of the best forms of exercise without any hard impact to your joints and bones. And with an attached spa, or possibly one of Pentair’s Master Temp Pool Heaters, you can heat your water and utilize the therapy jets to sooth and relax tightened muscles and swollen joints after a long day at work.

A new pool can mean so many things to every member of your family. Whether it’s a place to train, a place to play, a place to relax, or a place to be creative, pools are a fantastic place to create long lasting family memories that will last a lifetime.